The Middle Temple Hall, London

 

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Mendelssohn Weekend – A Midsummer Night's Dream

A rare chance to hear Shakespeare's play and Mendelssohn's complete incidental music for it in its intended context, specially recorded in the Tudor setting of the Middle Temple Hall in London–where Shakespeare actually had work performed. Tim Carroll introduces his production in conversation with Louise Fryer.

Oberon/Theseus …… Martin Turner
Titania/Hippolyta …… Melanie Jessop
Lysander/Flute …… Alex Hassell
Demetrius/Starveling …… Daniel Rigby
Helena/Snug …… Catherine Bailey
Puck/Snout …… James Garnon
Bottom/Egeus …… John Paul Connolly
Hermia/Quince/First Fairy …… Elena Pavli
Ladies' Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Charles Hazlewood (conductor)
Directed by Tim Carroll.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k9q8p

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